Challenges
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Summary: Write a tale based on the Flyleaf song, "Cassie." It should have character death, or mention of it.
Categories: Book-verse, Actor Fics, Movie-verse Characters: None
Summary: Of all the hundreds of pairings out there, this is one I have only ever seen once, but believe could be a lot of fun. The Lady of Imladris and the famous Glorfindel, balrog slayer of Gondolin. If anyone agrees with me, give it a go! :) It can, of course, be any rating required, though I would personally prefer it to have a real story. Have fun!
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Celebrían, Glorfindel
Summary: Write about a place in Middle-earth or Earth you would like to either go yourself or put a character. It can be about anything and anyone, but make sure it's during the Christmas or Yule holiday.
Categories: Other Movies, Book-verse, Movie-verse, Crossovers, Actor Fics Characters: None
Summary: This was part of a post in the forum of another LOTR site: If, Denethor and Boromir had somehow survived the War of the Ring, what would have happened? With Denethor still Steward and not Faramir, will there be civil war between him and Aragorn? If so, which side will the lords of Gondor, including Boromir, Faramir, and Imrahil, be on? A fascinating what-if... So, I just thought I'd share that little plotbunny. Do with it what you will.
Categories: Book-verse, Movie-verse Characters: Aragorn, Boromir, Denethor, Faramir
Summary: Let’s explore this trope: a love potion is accidentally drunk by the people it was not intended for. Please make this an angsty and dramatic/tragic story, full of remorse, jealousy, wild unconquerable passion and desperate struggling against temptation. Perhaps for at least one of the lovers this relationship would mean having to be unfaithful to their spouse, or endanger their position to the point of making them a complete social outcast, or even death. But the magical love endures everything…
Categories: None Characters: None
Summary: It can be about anything, with any characters from LotR, but it has to have in it somewhere a song from either Red Dwarf or Monty Python. It'll be good to see what people come up with :)
Categories: Book-verse, Movie-verse, Crossovers Characters: None
Summary: Faramir is mortally wounded or otherwise severely ill, and everyone is already mourning him. Thinking he has nothing to lose, the Steward finally confesses to the King a long concealed secret. Perhaps, his love for Aragorn – perhaps, something else. But, miraculously, he lives! However, Faramir is not sure how exactly he is going to live, given what he has told his lord…
Categories: None Characters: Aragorn, Faramir
Summary: We all know that Legolas promised to visit the caves of Helm's Deep with Gimli. Well, I want to know what happened there. Anything goes. Slash is accepted, even encouraged. :)
Categories: Book-verse Characters: Gimli, Legolas
Summary: One of the things that annoyed me about the LOTR movies was that they couldn't put everything from the books into the scripts—also that the movies were not entirely true to the books, but that's another age-long rant. The challenge is to take a scene that was either omitted/changed in the movies (e.g. Arwen in the place of Glorfindel, Tom Bombadil) or not acted out in the original texts (e.g. the parting of Elrond and Arwen) from the book and put it in its place in the movies. It MUST follow canon, though you can write it in screenplay format if you wish. Any characters, any ratings, you know the drill.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: None
Summary:

Pity may have kept Bilbo from killing Gollum, but not everyone shares that compassion. Gollum died after leading the hobbits into Shelob's lair but before he bit the Ring off Frodo's hand.

What happens when Frodo decides to keep the Ring?

1. One-Shot Story (option one): Sam won't accept Frodo's decision. They've gone too far to fail now. Will he fight Frodo to destroy the ring himself? If he gets the Ring, will he be able to succeed where his friend failed?

2. One-Shot Story (option two): How does Gollum die? Who kills him and why? Was it Frodo? Did he finally go mad and kill the wretch so he'd stop trying to take the Ring? Did Sam, who knew the truth about Gollum's desire for the Ring, feel it was the only way to protect Frodo? Perhaps Sauron's servant (who sent him on an errand of mischief) discovered he failed and punished him for it?

Maybe Gollum wandered to the west side of the mountains in search of food and water or on another errand. Did Faramir find him wandering alone and assume he'd killed the two hobbits? Was it Legolas, who was angered by the shame Gollum brought to the woodland elves by escaping their dungeons? Or was he killed by someone completely unexpected?

3. Short Story: As Isildur's fate was drastically effected for the worse, so is Frodo's. What happens to the Hobbit? Describe everything from the moment he keeps the Ring until it arrives in Sauron's possession.

4. Novel-length Story: Frodo finds himself taken captive by Sauron's armies. Now the Dark Lord has his Precious back. What havoc does the hobbit's failure cause for Middle Earth's people? How does the land change in nature and civilization? How does the Ring get recaptured and destroyed?

For "extra credit", don't add Original Characters.

5. Other Inspiration: Tell another story inspired by and related to the basis of this challenge.


Categories: Book-verse, Movie-verse Characters: Frodo, Sam, Sauron
Summary: Which one of the character tell a story or something that happened in he/she past. Might something had happened and the character start to tell his tale. AU is fine by me. OOC if needed as well. Have fun in the writing, it is all that matters.
Categories: Movie-verse, Book-verse Characters: None
Summary: Faramir is in a relationship with one of the Elven twins – problem is, he can’t figure out with which one… The brothers are entirely alike in looks, voice and bearing, and he just cannot tell them apart. Perhaps, there is some small detail, like one of the Elves having an intimate piercing, or a tattoo done in special ink that only becomes visible when, you know… So Faramir would realise his mistake only when things already get pretty far down the road to bliss. The Steward is annoyed and perplexed, because he wants to be serious, and considers himself in love – but can he truly be in love when he cannot even properly identify the object of his passion…? He fails to understand the brothers’ motives either. Maybe they are frivolous about the whole thing and are just having fun taking turns jumping into his bed – or maybe they are actually having a competition over him, who can tell? Make it light and funny, or seriously angsty – up to you.
Categories: Book-verse, Book Verse Slash, Lord of the Rings Slash Characters: Elladan, Elrohir, Faramir
Summary: Write a story featuring Imladris' plumbing prominently. Because it has been asked, "Does Imladris have plumbing?"
Categories: None Characters: None
Summary: Oh, Valar! There is a Dragon in the White Mountains! Hardly had the realm of Gondor had time to recover after the Great War, when this new bane came out of the blue. This particular Dragon, like most others, does not find it enough to simply burn down villages, eat the villagers and hoard treasure in his lair. What he loves most of all is malicious mischief for its own sake – so when a host of brave knights (some of whom all of us are well acquainted with) comes to slay him, he wants to have a bit of fun and instead of simply frying the foolish men, casts some wicked spells on them. You can go for classics, with people forgetting who they are and running around until they end up in strange relationships – or go ahead and think up something entirely different.
Categories: Lord of the Rings Slash, Book Verse Slash Characters: Aragorn, Faramir
Summary: Precisely as the title says. A wee Gimli, perhaps? Tiny Thorin? Toddling Oin and Gloin? Whatever the length, make it cute and fun.
Categories: Book-verse Characters: None
Summary: No one really, truly knows who it was that decided Elves have pointy ears so let's play with that part of their anatomy for some writerly fun. (Okay, bad pun, sorry. :P) Anyway, on the subject of Elf ears, the story can be about how Elvish ears evolved to be pointy or how other races are jealous of their pointy ears, or anything you can think of, so long as the plot centers around Elf ears. AU, Actor fics, crossovers, movie verse, book verse all are welcome.
Categories: None Characters: None
Summary: Legolas is the King’s long-term lover. They have a terrible row, Legolas is angry and sulky, and wants to do something mean and nasty to get back at Aragorn – which turns into getting into the rather surprised Steward’s bed. But just as Legolas’ spite is satisfied and he is ready to forget about the whole episode, he comes to learn that Faramir is – has long been – secretly and desperately in love with him. What a mess…! What to do?
Categories: Lord of the Rings Slash, Book Verse Slash Characters: Aragorn, Faramir, Legolas
Summary: While going through two Disney theme parks I got to thinking about what would happen if elves (especially the twins or Haldir) suddenly woke up to find themselves in a theme park (it's amazing what "It's a small world" does to the brain) Fantasy or Sci-Fi conventions could also be used instead of a theme park. Have fun! Totally AU, mostly for giggles and gags.
Categories: None Characters: None
Summary: Faramir is in his mid-twenties when he sets on a regular mission with the Rangers and – is lost… After all search fails and all hopes have to be given up, his brother, best friend and lover mourns for him deeply. But then, two years later, Faramir returns entirely unharmed – only different… It turns out he had ended up in the Golden Wood, where he had come to know the Elves – and learned many an interesting thing from them, some of which he is eager to not only tell about, but demonstrate to his overjoyed brother.
Categories: Lord of the Rings Slash, Book Verse Slash Characters: Boromir, Faramir
Summary: Write me a newspaper article from Middle-Earth, about anything. Write about the twins's latest escapade, or an advice column to Legolas-smitten elf maidens.
Categories: Movie-verse, Book-verse Characters: None
Summary: Found this challenge on Facebook note I did change it some for the sake of this site!!! #1 Completely original story, someone bent on revenge yet falling in love with.......... Can you write this story???? #2 You are a princess and you didn't know??? The king has been taken prisoner by the enemy and you have you 'knights' who you've just meet one a friend of yours who you thought was just a blacksmith. Are protecting you and helping you get from the village you were raised in to take you to the palace. One knight is considered your guardian and you choose who this is he must stop talking like a friend and more like your a princess. Why does this make you sad??? What are these feelings??? Can you build your story off of this??? #3 You can choose from either the books or movies from this list; The Hobbit (book-verse) The Hobbit (movie-verse) Lord of the Rings the fellowship of the Ring (Book or movie) Lord of the Rings the Two Towers (Book or movie) Lord of the Rings Return of the King (Book or movie) You must choose one it doesn't necessarily matter weather you go book or movie verse or if you combine but you have to choose either the hobbit or lord of the ring series. After doing so you pick a race : Elf, Human, Hobbit, Dwarf, Or Wizard(what Gandalf is). Then you put that character in the story line just sounds like your normal story no you must be unique, 1 this character must have fallen into middle earth by your choosing don't overdo it and this character must not somehow magically understand everyone right when they get into middle earth make it difficult. NO MARY SUE!!!! CAN YOU DO IT!!!!! 2nd this character cant be perfect but don't make them horrible either balance them out!!!!! 3rd you can choose wether they just have friendship, love and so forth. 4th the ending you must decide wether your character dies, wakes up and it was all a dream, lives happily ever after, lives in middle earth happy but not done with their work(cliff hanger)!!! BE UNIQUE AND RUN WILD!!! I can wait to see what you all come up with please let me know if you participate in any of these three challenges cause I would love to read what you write!!!! :) I myself am thinking of participating in this lol So excited now!!!! NOTE: No crossovers
Categories: Movie-verse, Book-verse Characters: None
Summary: Hello everyone :D Right. I'm sure I'm not the only one who thinks this but I believe that the Faramir and Éowyn romance is one of the best and the cutest. However there just aren't enough fics out there about these two together. So, my challenge to you is, write a story (of whatever length and genre, although I do like a bit of fluff) about Faramir and Éowyn together. It could be their married life, it could be when they were still getting to know each other in the Houses of Healing, ANYTHING! :D I'd love to see what you come up with, and I will review all entries! NB: Graphic sex scenes are NOT a necessity! They shouldn't be the main focus of the story.
Categories: Movie-verse, Book-verse Characters: Eowyn, Faramir
Summary: Quite simply a fic that is set in the First Age but preferably not Elrond or galadriel reminiscing, an LOTR character going to the First Age from the future. Enjoy - Li
Categories: Book-verse Characters: None
Summary: With so MANY Legolas fans, there really should be more incest with Thranduil. I issue a challenge for any kind of fic involving incest between Legolas and Thranduil, as long as it doesn't involve soulmate-y love. Molestation, rape, lust, longing, curiousity, loneliness, desperation, anything but: No "marriage" type love. Father-son love + sexual activity = okay.
Categories: None Characters: Legolas, Thranduil
Summary: The Steward goes to the Wood of Greenleaves on a diplomatic mission to discuss the details of the Elven settlement that King Thranduil’s son wants to set up in Ithilien. Much as Faramir is fascinated by the Fair Folk, he knows little of them and is much worried their ways may be so different from those of Men, that it will be difficult for the two peoples to comfortably coexist. Sensing his unease, the receiving side (which may include Prince Legolas himself, if you like) eagerly sets to eliminating all gaps in Faramir’s knowledge of the Elven life-style.
Categories: Lord of the Rings Slash, Book Verse Slash Characters: Faramir, Legolas, Thranduil